S: Chance in France
FC: Chance in France
1: Chance in France By: Logan Moonie
3: I'm only ten years old and my name is Baily Chance. Right now I live in Europe in a country we call France.
4: The Enlightenment in Europe had an impact on all its people.
5: It focused on the reasons and the thoughts of individuals.
6: It started with some English neighbors in the 1700s | who had different views on humans and the government.
7: Thomas Hobbes, on one hand, said a monarchy would have an impact. | He even had an idea in which he called the social contract.
8: On the other hand there was John Locke who had a different view on things. He said that through experience we could become better beings.
9: He stated that we were born with rights like property, liberty, and life, And that the government was supposed to protect all of our rights.
10: My cousin is Voltaire and he's got enemies in court, And all because his temper was a little bit too short!
11: He fought for freedom of religion, and the freedom to speak aloud, And if it weren't for all the enemies he made I'd be a bit more proud!
12: He'll ruffle my hair and say "Bailey we should be like them." | My daddy's friend Montesquieu favors the British government. "
13: He had ideas on checks and balances and power's separation. And these ideas became the basis for the US Constitution.
14: There's another philosophe I know named Jean Jacques Rousseau. | Who was passionately committed to individual freedom.
15: But Mr Rousseau and my favorite aunt Mary Wollstonecraft... | Argued about women's position in life, and that's a definite fact.
16: Aunt Mary thought that women and men's education was the same | But Rousseau said that women should come second to a man.
17: Though these people are not like Isaac Newton and Galileo Galilei | They will still make a difference in the years to be.
18: They go to the corner salon But not to get their hair done
19: When I asked my dad if I could go He just looked at me and said no.
20: He said, "This is an important gathering and you can't be apart of such a thing!"
21: The Enlightenment was reflected in literature and also in architecture.
22: they used art styles like baroque. | Art got even more magical | with a style called neoclassical | As soon as people woke,
23: Enlightenment will spread And now this is the end of what you have read.